- 10-14-2013, 01:23 PM
Hey all! I had a thought last night at 3am while I was up feeding my newborn. Why not start a thread for all dad's to impart advice, ask questions, brag about their kids? So here you go, dad's corner! I'll start, my little girl is almost 3 weeks old and sleeps like a rock during the day but is fussy at night. Anyone else experience this? I know it's an issue with her getting used to a new sleep cycle but am hoping it happens soon!
- 10-14-2013, 01:32 PM
I've gone through it 3 times so far. My best advice is to do the song and dance till about 6 months then cut it off. My three woke up at night as long as we let them. We cut it off and within 3 days it was all over
10-14-2013, 01:40 PM
10-14-2013, 02:22 PM
10-14-2013, 08:34 PM
Lol I wasn't a coffee drinker either. Now I'm hooked. My first two I did it all the to like a year and a half. My next one 6 months is the cut off line. You might get lucky though some just start sleeping through the night on their own.
10-14-2013, 08:50 PM
Great idea for a thread.... Only advice I have is that it comes with the territory... Hopefully the lil one will adjust to sleeping patterns. I believe the natural order will happen when your little girl adapts to be awake when you are awake.... It will happen, just no substitute for time and waking up to care for her. Good luck.
The greatest joy I've ever known is the one where God trusted me to be a father! (I have 2 little girls btw)
10-14-2013, 09:01 PM
10-16-2013, 11:00 AM
So she's sleeping alot better now! She was fussy at night due to gas, so we got some herbal drops and she's been doing great! Hard to believe it's been 3 weeks already.
10-17-2013, 01:09 PM
Lol wait until you're putting her on the bus for kindergarten. It comes faster then you can ever imagine
10-17-2013, 01:44 PM
I have two girls, one almost 6 and a 2 1/2 year old. They are like best friends and the absolute best thing in my life. All I can say is that I don't think you really understand what it means to be a man until you have kids. Everything in life is looked at differently and you do everything with your kids in mind before anything else. Like mentioned, enjoy everyday as much as you can because it will be frustrating beyond words at times, but it goes by so fast that you can't let it get to you. I was talking to my wife and we were just looking at photos on the wall in disbelief how much they have changed and grown when it felt like just yesterday we were up like you in the middle of the night. My wife had a little cry fest the other night because we took down the crib and our youngest is now in a toddler bed.
10-17-2013, 01:45 PM
10-17-2013, 01:54 PM
I've been up since 4am. My almost 2 year old discovered how to both take his diaper off, and turn the tv on. I woke up with him butt naked sittin on my belly watching Mickey Mouse playin with his dingaling.
And the sleep cycles will be in phases. We're in the "I won't sleep in my bed past 1am phase"
10-17-2013, 01:57 PM
Great thread!!!....my baby girl is 4 months old....sleep will get better bro
Week 7 and up for me.
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10-17-2013, 02:04 PM
I'll add that it is important that you keep a routine and not allow behavior that you don't want to be dealing with in a year or so from from now. My SIL was soft and would always let the kids get out of bed and into theirs because it was easier than setting boundaries. To this day years later, they still have issues dealing with it.
10-17-2013, 02:33 PM
First day of kindergarten, high school graduation ...12 years apart in actual time, minutes in perceived time.
Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
10-17-2013, 02:52 PM
Yea, I'm trying to enjoy and take it all in! I definitely spend alot of time with her when she's up. It's very cool how quickly she's developing, starting to notice stuff more now and looking right at me.
10-21-2013, 04:53 PM
Hard to believe it'll be four weeks with our little girl tomorrow! She sleeping for longer stretches now, seems everyday gets a bit longer so that's nice! Before I know it she'll be crawling around!
10-21-2013, 05:03 PM
10-21-2013, 05:30 PM
I will not watch that as I don't want to cry at work, lol! Seriously, this lack of sleep/addition of daughter has made me an emotional wreck! I was watching the gatti/ward documentary yesterday and was tearing up at the end. Of a sports documentary, lol
10-21-2013, 05:55 PM
10-21-2013, 06:34 PM
10-21-2013, 06:36 PM
Enjoy every minute man. It goes by so fast. My daughter is 10 going on 30. Can't figure out how it happened so quickly
10-22-2013, 03:43 AM
10-23-2013, 02:53 PM
10-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Oh man, that is so funny. My family loves to make fun of how sensitive I have become. I tell them it's not nice because I am surrounded by estrogen and emotions all the time.
10-23-2013, 03:54 PM
Lol, I'm glad it's not just me! Doesn't help that it's been mostly women that have come and visited as well. It's just me and the dog in the man department. And even he's just a little shih tzu, lol
10-23-2013, 04:16 PM
10-25-2013, 10:53 PM
10-25-2013, 10:56 PM
Luckily, my guy is in daycare now and I work 2 days on/2 days off, so I have my days off to myself for gym time before I pick him up.
10-25-2013, 11:53 PM
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